Transforming the Criminal Justice System

  • December 14, 2017

From the Government of Canada

The Government of Canada is undertaking a broad review of Canada’s Criminal Justice System to ensure that it is just, compassionate and fair, and promotes a safe, peaceful and prosperous Canadian society.

Why is the Government of Canada doing this?

Your input in this consultation will help the department understand what Canadians expect from the Criminal Justice System. The consultation is taking place until January 15, 2018.

How to Participate

Complete the Online Choicebook

Learn more about the issues facing Canada’s Criminal Justice System by reading the Choicebook, an interactive educational tool, and providing your feedback on how the Criminal Justice System can be improved. In thinking through these issues, imagine what an effective Criminal Justice System would look like to you in the future. The Choicebook will be open until January 15, 2018.

Complete a Choicebook

Join the Online Conversation

Hear stories first hand from people in the Criminal Justice System, and join other Canadians in a dialogue on five key issues. The online discussions will be open until January 15, 2018.

Victims' experience

Indigenous over-representation

Mental health and addictions

Restorative justice

Court delays

Twitter Townhalls 

Join online conversations on the Criminal Justice System. Details on dates and times will be available shortly. 

Email Submissions

 If you have views on the approach and actions that Canada needs to take to transform the Criminal Justice System, we welcome your input by email: